Not only will consumers feel great about saving 50-90% off on products and services in their community
but they get to choose which school receives a check when they save.
Online PR News – 22-September-2010 – – (Atlanta, Georgia)- September 21, 2010 – DealsforSchools.com takes the daily deal, group buying craze and gives subscribers another reason to feel good about saving money. For every deal purchased, DealsforSchools.com gives 10% of their revenue directly to the school that the subscriber chooses to support.
Similar to sites like Groupon.com and LivingSocial.com, DealsForSchools.com sends emails to subscribers that offer great local family-friendly deals, often at a 50%-90% savings on goods and services like restaurants, shopping, spas, salons, golf, family recreation, auto care and much more. However, unlike other sites, DealsForSchools.com gives back a minimum of 10% of revenue from each deal to any public or private K-12 school that a subscriber would like to support. Subscribers simply specify which school they would like to support upon checkout. They can choose to support a different school each time they decide to take advantage of a deal.
"Families need to save money and schools need to raise money." says Ben Bussey, co-founder of DealsforSchools.com. "Families are already buying daily deals so DealsforSchools.com gives them a way to keep saving money, to support their local schools and helps to keep local businesses in business during this challenging time." Bussey mentions that "our site even allows for family members around the country to support any school nationwide. For example, grandparents in Ft. Lauderdale can buy a deal such as 70% off green fees at their favorite local golf course and have a check sent to support their grandchildren's school in New Jersey."
DealsforSchools.com is designed to be used as an easy, non-confrontational fundraiser for schools that doesn't require any selling by students or any collecting, accounting and distribution by parents and faculty. PTAs/PTOs, principals, booster clubs and school districts can use the site to raise money to help bridge the budget gaps. The schools receive a check quarterly and can use the money however they choose to allocate the funds.
Anyone can receive the deals by visiting www.DealsforSchools.com and entering their email address. They will automatically receive a deal for 50-90% off local goods and services. When the subscriber selects a deal, they can choose which school to support.
"Most schools have some kind of funding issues," states Dr. Willie Corlew, a retired vice-principal at Hazel Green High School near Huntsville, Alabama, home of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. "Dealsforschools.com is an ideal fundraising tool because it requires only minimum effort from parents, and it does not require a large commitment of time or resources by educators. If a school takes full advantage of DealsForSchools.com it could easily earn money every quarter. I would encourage educators and parents to see the value in such a program to help meet their school's financial needs. Furthermore, parents save money!" says Dr. Corlew.
School administrators, faculty and PTA/PTO representatives can sign up their school by going to the website DealsforSchools.com. The group buying site can take the place of traditional fundraisers or can be added as another way to help add funds to the school's budget. The company provides a resource page for principals or PTA members at MyDealsforSchools.com and lists a few simple steps for schools to maximize their returns without the hassle of order forms, the stress of children selling items or the worry of collecting money. The school automatically receives a check quarterly for all the deals purchased where the subscribers selected that particular school to receive the 10% donation.
DealsforSchools.com is a group buying and daily deal website that operates in 52 markets across the country. They offer subscribers a daily or weekly email that offers a local deal with discounts on restaurants, shopping, spas, golf, family entertainment, events, auto care and more at 50-90% off the regular price. Each time a deal is selected, DealsForSchools.com gives back a minimum of 10% of revenue from each deal to any public or private K-12 school that a subscriber selects upon checkout. DealsforSchools.com is in partnership with Adility.com, the company that powers the daily deal feature for websites like Coupons.com and many others.
Logos available on MyDealsforSchools.com on the Media Resources page. Introduction video for Schools/PTAs/PTOs located at http://mydealsforschools.com